dont forget about the metric yard. the uk is one of the very few places where you can buy carpet by the metric yard. when you buy a carpet, you buy it from he roll, you get for example 4 metres of carpet off the roll, what you are actually getting is 16 metric yards! you see carpets are woven on looms that are 12 feet wide. this was the former standard size loom for it. these looms are still in use being used for weaving carpets, and most new houses in the uk are still built with 12 feet as a maximum room width, so that carpet can be bought to fit. but carpets have to be sold in metric lengths, and looms are 12 feet wide. hence the metric yard. odd but true!
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